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5. Engineering Manager
Median Salary: $94,993.60
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +11%
Total Employees: 24,600
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +15%
One of several groups of specialized managers in our ranking, Engineering Managers are responsible for supervising engineering firms, R&D departments, or engineering teams within industrial fields. The combination of technical know-how and leadership skills is a highly transferable one; engineering managers can find work in a wide variety of fields—including ones beyond engineering.